TIMESLEDGER, GUIDE TO QUEENS, SPRING/SUMMER 2022
RESPONSE SYSTEM VNS
475 Park Ave #9, New York
EXTENDED CARE CENTER
This facility provides inpatient
skilled nursing home care,
inpatient intermediate care
services and a geriatric
evaluation unit. Outpatient
medical care is provided by a
scheduled primary care clinic.
Walk-in patients are evaluated
with acute problems being
treated and non-acute problems
scheduled into a clinic. The
facility also offers an Adult Day
Health Care program.
Services are available for
those veterans who have been
honorably discharged from
military service. To expedite
processing, you need your DD214
VA Extended Care Center
179-00 Linden Blvd. and 179th St.
Jamaica, NY 11425
A person with a home emergency
response system simply presses
a wireless button in times of
trouble. When this button is
pressed, a signal is received by
trained personnel at a central
The trained personnel, who
already have the person’s name,
address, telephone number and
other important information,
will contact responders who can
go to the home and see what
the problem is. The responders
are usually friends, neighbors or
family who live close by and who
have keys to the person’s home.
OLDER PEOPLE IN QUEENS
38-20 Bowne St.
Jamaica Service Program for
92-47 165th St.
Queens Jewish Community
Lifeline Support Program
119-45 Union Tnpk.
Forest Hills 11375
Home-delivered meals are
available, in many communities,
to help frail, older homebound
people remain in their own
homes. Through this program,
homebound elderly residents age
60 and over are delivered hot
meals daily or fresh frozen meals
twice a week. Some programs
offer kosher meals.
Also, trained social workers may
be available to the recipients for
assistance in a crisis, to make
linkages with other needed services
and to assist in the completion
of forms for other benefits and
entitlements. A small contribution
is generally requested.
For more information and to apply
for home delivered meals, call the
Department for the Aging at 311.
The type of facility selected
depends upon the level of
care needed. For information
and help on finding a facility,
City Department for the Aging
2 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10007
TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
State Office for the Aging
State Ombudsman Program:
New York Foundation for
City Long Term Care Ombuds
11 Park Place
New York, NY 10007
Department of Health
Patient Care Investigation Unit
90 Church St.
New York, NY 10007
311 or 888-201-4563
Social Security is a federally
administered pension plan for
retired and disabled people
and their families. If you have
contributed to the Social Security
Trust Fund and think you may
qualify, contact your nearest
Social Security Office (call 1-800-
Supplemental Security Income is a
federally administered program of cash
assistance for the aged, the blind and
the disabled of any age with limited
income or resources. SSI is not the
same as Social Security. Even if you now
receive Social Security, you may also
be eligible for SSI. If you think you may
qualify for SSI, you should contact your
nearest Social Security office.
This program provides cash
assistance, such as money for
rent, food or moving expenses,
in emergencies, such as fire,
flood, burglary, illness or other
catastrophes which endanger
the health, safety and well-being
of older adults.
Contact the DSS Office of Income
Maintenance at 311.
Food stamps allow people
with limited income to receive
coupons to purchase food. To
find out if you are eligible to
receive food stamps, call 311.
If a senior citizen dies, leaving no
money, family or friends to pay
for burial, contact:
Queens Morgue: 718-883-3865
Queens Public Administrator:
Queens Medical Examiner: 718-
It is a violation of city and state
law for employers to discriminate
against a person because of age.
If you have been a victim of such
discrimination, you may file a
City Commission on Human
153-01 Jamaica Ave., Room 203
33 Whitehall St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
A number of colleges and
universities in Queens offer
discounts on tuition or
registration to older adults. For
more information, contact the
college of your choice:
City University of New York
If you are 65 years or older and
a city resident, you may enroll in
all college courses for a $25 per
semester registration fee on a
space-available basis. The Center
for Unlimited Enrichment Inc.
provides educational, cultural and
social experiences for older adults.
There are no prerequisites, tests,
pressure or course credits—just
opportunities to learn for the pure
joy of it!
Queens College ACE Program
The Adult Collegiate Education
Program offers older adults
an opportunity to earn an
undergraduate degree, using
credits given for life experience
toward degree requirements. For
more information, contact 718-
York College offers a course
within its Psychology Department
called Human Development II.
Students will learn how specific
government policies and laws
affect senior citizens, especially
issues relating to housing,
Medicare, Social Security, wills
St. John’s University
St. John’s allows senior citizens
62 years of age or older to enroll
in any undergraduate course,
excluding art and computers, on
a space available-basis during
the fall, spring and summer
semesters for a flat $25 fee.
Seniors may also register for
noncredit courses in the St.
John’s School of Continuing
Education at the full fee. Call
City Department of Education
The DOE offers courses through
a continuing education program.
There is a $25 fee for most eightweek
Queens Adult Learning Center
27-35 Jackson Ave., Long Island
90-01 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, 11435
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